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Scholarship

Our Scholarship

Our commitment to the advancement of speaking center scholarship is clear given our ten year history of presenting (regionally & nationally) and publishing original papers . A great number of these papers have won national awards.

Click on any of the underlined titles below to view a PDF copy of the article/chapter or a video of the paper presentation. Articles not hosted on this site can be found in the academic journals and books listed in the citations.


Alston, M. (2009, March). From the University to the Penitentiary: Implementing Communication Centers Focused on Conflict Resolution in our Male Penal System. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Communication Centers, Philadelphia, PA.

Bryant, W. (2009, March). Critical perspectives on group consultations: Communication accommodation theory, immediacy, and persuasion. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Communication Centers, Philadelphia, PA.

Cuny, K. M. (2012). Unconditional positive regard, empathetic listening, and the impact of digital text driven communication. International Journal of Listening, 26, 79-82.

Cuny, K. M. (2005). Helping students have more positive experinces in the classroom: Part 2, The Successful Professor
(4)2, 3-6.

Cuny, K. M. (2003). Exploring cultural practices: The informative speech, In L. & B. Hugenberg (Eds.), Teaching ideas for the basic communication course (Vol. 7). Dubuque: Kendall Hunt.

Cuny, K, M. (2002). Diversity discussions: A nonverbal study, In L. & B. Hugenberg (Eds.), Teaching ideas for the basic communication course (Vol. 6). Dubuque: Kendall Hunt.

Cuny, K. M. (2002). The story of your name: building community in the service - learning classroom, The Successful Professor, (1)5, 10-12.

Cuny, K. M. (2001). Incorporating technology to answer the question; Why study communication? In L. & B. Hugenberg (Eds.), Teaching ideas for the basic communication course (Vol. 5). Dubuque: Kendall Hunt.

Cuny, K. M. (2000). Exploring family history: The informative speech, In L. & B. Hugenberg (Eds.), Teaching ideas for the basic communication course (Vol. 4). Dubuque: Kendall Hunt.

Cuny, K. M. (1999). Civility/sensitivity t-shirts. In L. & B. Hugenberg (Eds.), Teaching ideas for the basic communication course (Vol. 3). Dubuque: Kendall Hunt.

Cuny, K. M. (1998). Diversity discussions. In L. & B. Hugenberg (Eds.), Teaching ideas for the basic communication course (Vol. 2). Dubuque: Kendall Hunt.

Cuny, K.M., Thompson, M., & Naidu, H. P. (2011, September). Speaking for a change: Leveraging the art of public speaking to support marginalized voices. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Carolina's Communication Association. Winston Salem, NC.

Cuny, K. M., Thompson, M., & Naidu, H. P. (2014). Speaking for a change: Using speaking centers to amplify marginalized voices in building sustained community movements for social justice. In L. R. Frey & D. L. Palmer (Eds.), Communication activism pedagogy (pp. 381-410). New York, NY: Hampton.

Cuny, K.M., Wilde, S.M. & Stevens, A.V. (2012). Using empathetic listening to build relationships at the center, In Yook, E. & Atkins Sayre, W. (Eds.), Communication Centers and Oral Communication Programs in Higher Education: Advantages, Challenges, and New Directions (pp. 249-256). Lanham, MD: Lexington

Cuny, K. M. & Wilde, S. M. (2004). Teacher communication in the classroom, Virginia English Bulletin, (54), 50-56.

Cuny, K. M. & Wilde, S. M. (2004). Fishbowl discussion: Using student voices to teach group work, In L. & B. Hugenberg (Eds.), Teaching ideas for the basic communication course (Vol. 8). Dubuque: Kendall Hunt.

Cuny, K. M. & Wilde, S. M. (2007). Increasing immediacy behaviors, In L. & B. Hugenberg (Eds.), Teaching ideas for the basic communication course (Vol. 11). Dubuque: Kendall Hunt.

Cuny, K. M. & Wilde, S. M. (2005). Rhetorical proof: Aristotle in a box, In L. & B. Hugenberg (Eds.), Teaching ideas for the basic communication course (Vol. 9). Dubuque: Kendall Hunt.

Cuny, K. M. & Yarragunta, H. R. (2009). Increasing feedback opportunities: Learning the ropes together. In Worley, D. W., Worley, D. A., Hugenberg, B. & Elkins, M. R. (Eds.), Best Practices in Experiential and Service Learning in Communication (pp. 316-324). Dubuque: Great Rivers.

Cuny, K. M. & Yarragunta, H. R. (2010, March). Communication Activism: A New Model of Outreach in the Communication Center. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Communication Centers, Greencastle, IN.

Davis, A. (2012). Collaboration, competence, or conquering: A study of the definition of empowerment at a speaking center. M.A. capstone, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, United States -- North Carolina.

Davis, A. (2012). The Implementation of Computer Mediated Communication in Communication Centers, In Yook, E. & Atkins-Sayre, W. (Eds.), Communication Centers and Oral Communication Programs in Higher Education: Advantages, Challenges, and New Directions (pp. 217-230). Lanham, MD: Lexington.

Davis, A. (2011). Peer tutoring and relationship development Online. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Carolina's Communication Association. Winston Salem, NC.

Davis, Alyssa, C. (2011, September). The implications of computer mediated communication in communication centers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Communication Centers, Richmond, VA.

Ellis, E. (2013, April). Advancing the online presence of speaking centers. Paper presented at the annual Excellence at the Center Conference, Greensboro, NC.

Gunn, A. (2001, April). Speaking across the curriculum at UNCG. Paper presented at the annual Excellence at the Center Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Gunn, A. M. (2002). Communication across the curriculum: Education for individualistic pursuit or cultural transformation. Ph.D. dissertation, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, United States -- North Carolina.

Lawing, A. (2007, April). Effects of technology on a communication center management team. Paper presented at the annual Excellence at the Center Conference, Greensboro, NC.

Littlejohn, S. & Cuny, K. M. (2013). Creating a digital support center: Foregrounding multiliteracy. In R. Carpenter (Ed.), Cases on Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology. (pp. 87 - 106) Hershey,PA: IGI Global.

Mann, C. (2010, October). Improving gender imbalance: male recruitment at the speaking center. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Carolina's Communication Association Conway, SC.

Mann, C. (2011, September). Communication activism: A break from tradition. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Carolina's Communication Association. Winston Salem, NC.

Myrick, C., Mann, C., & Ellis, E. (2012, April). The Evolution of the Conversation Consultation: Working with Non-Native Speakers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Communication Centers, Richmond, KY

Schwartzman, R. (2013, April). Lurching toward digitality: Synchronous online chats and the next generation of communication centers. Paper presented at the annual Excellence at the Center Conference, Greensboro, NC.

Schwartzman, R., Fox-Hines, R., Cuny, K. M., Wilde, S. M. (2007). Interpersonal Relationships, in R. Schwartzman, Fundamentals of oral communication. Dubuque: Kendall Hunt.

Schwartzman, R., Cuny, K. M., Kreizinger, J., (2010). Speakers, speeches, and audiences, In R. Schwartzman, Fundamentals of oral communication. Dubuque: Kendall Hunt.

Schwartzman, R., Cuny, K. M., Wilde, S. M., & Kreizinger, J. (2007). Speakers, speeches, and audiences, in R. Schwartzman, Fundamentals of oral communication. Dubuque: Kendall Hunt.

Schwartzman, R. Ellis, E. D., Yarragunta, H. R. (2011, March). Catering to Customers or cultivating communicators? Reconciling divergent perceptions and roles of communication centers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Communication Centers, Richmond, VA.

Schwartzman, R. & Ellis, E. D. (2011). Catering to customers or cultivating communicators? Divergent educational roles of communication centers. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 1(17), 58-66.

Vizzier, A. (2005, September). An organization of friends: A glimpse into consultant relationships at the University of North Carolina Greensboro's Speaking Center. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Carolinas Communication Association Conference, Charlotte, NC.

Vizzier, A. (2006). Confronting the anxiety monster. M.A. capstone, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, United States -- North Carolina.

Ward, K. (2008, October). Do you trust me? : Building trusting relationships within speaking center consultations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Carolinas Communication Association Conference, Columbia, SC.

Ward, K. (2009, March). The x factor: Building relationships through dialogue within speaking center consultations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Communication Centers, Philadelphia, PA.

Ward, K. & Schwartzman, R. (2009). Building interpersonal relationships as a key to effective speaking center consultations. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 36(4), 363-372.

Wilde, S. M. (2004, September). Speaking conventions in the arts and performing arts: A discipline specific look at how non-communication majors communicate. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Carolinas Communication Association Conference, Clemson, SC.

Wilde, S. M. (2005). Assessing speech competency: The effectiveness of a speaking center consultation.M.A. capstone, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, United States -- North Carolina.

Wilde, S. M. (2005). Helping students have more positive experiences in the classroom: Part 1, The Successful Professor (4)1, 3-5.

Wilde, S.M., (2006). Assessing Speech Competency: Establishing a Need for More Competent Oral Communicators. Paper presented at the annual Excellence at the Center Conference, Omaha, NE.

Wilde, S. M. & Cuny, K. M. (2008). Cultural difference: Immediacy in the classroom, In L. & B. Hugenberg (Eds.), Teaching ideas for the basic communication course (Vol. 12). Dubuque: Kendall Hall.

Wilde, S. M., Cuny, K. M., & Vizzier, A. L. (2006). Peer-to-peer tutoring: A model for utilizing empathetic listening to build client relationships in the communication center. International Journal of Listening, 20, 70-75.

Winslow, L. (2003, October). University Speaker Centers: Assessing their role in promoting communication excellence. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Carolinas Communication Association Conference, Raleigh, NC.

Yarragunta, H. R. (2007, April). Effectiveness and Efficiency in Learning, Teaching, and Speaking. Paper presented at the annual Excellence at the Center Conference, Greensboro, NC.

Yarragunta, H. R. (2008, October). Feedback, performance, and sustainability. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Carolina Communication Association, Columbia, SC.

Yarragunta, H. R. (2008, April). Feedback, performance, and sustainability. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Communication Centers, Colorado Springs, CO.

Zakia, E. (2010, October). Applied communication activism in university communication centers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Carolina's Communication Association Conway, SC.